May 6, 2021 Subject:
Damn I wish we had a better recording of that caution...
I love early dead like this. Really raw and poor quality, to be sure, but the version here is really really interesting. I hope that 1/7/66 recording turns up one day, I'd love to hear that live version of Can't Come Down.
November 15, 2016 Subject:
Love the tastebud
January 28, 2015 Subject:
love it just for what it is.
neon froth spewing and bubbling off the ground.
pick it up, but beware and get ready.
October 30, 2014 Subject:
Xpanding MAn -
May 28, 2014 Subject:
Dripping with LSD
Wow. Blues and acid. What a combo! These boys are playing with purpose. Jerry's spitting fire from that old Guild he was playing at this time. Listen if you haven't yet; 'twill be time well spent.
January 8, 2014 Subject:
Duplicated & reduplicated version...?
January 17, 2013 Subject:
Hey buddahbelly, I took this from another review. Hope it helps
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January 9, 2013 Subject:
I know its truly a blessing just to have the tracks from this decade available to listen to but does anyone know how to download it? When i click on it it syas 20 thousand something downloads but there is no way to do it and with barely any sound coming from my comp speakers i would love to have it on disc to save for years. Any help would be amazing!
January 8, 2013 Subject:
Welcome to the inner sanctum ! Crystals forming
Just 1,000,000 points of light or 5***** for this rare glimpse of Pranksters & Dead. Wow ! The band wasn't even together one year yet, but they're so tight. Rocket Fuel.
There are countless reasons to give this 5 stars. Acid test? January '66 ? Historicaly one of their earliest recordings? Incredible versions of Caution & Death Don't among others. Very hypnotic, but you really get a good feel for the early beginings. Even just :10 seconds of Pig Putting a Spell one can only imagine the rest !
To be able to enjoy this 47 years later and hear the historical preservation to me is priceless. Happy Birthday Elvis ~ Thank you Archive, and for everyone's hard work !
June 28, 2012 Subject:
A crucial recording
Musically, the musician ship is quite good. I`ve never heard Jerry with such straight ahead blues playing. I love it! To say that all the members of GD were not dosed is questionable. On the other hand, to much is made about them being out of it, on a reglar basis, when they play which clearly is not true. The music came first. Either way having not been there myself, but having spent plenty of time in SF at GD shows I can clearly imagine this event and I give thanks that this recording is available.
April 12, 2012 Subject:
If anyone has THIS VERSION of the fillmore acid test can you please email it in mp3 to me? many thanks, Craig Z, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 2, 2012 Subject:
Cheers for the transcendent!
This was the product of one of the few attempts to redefine existence- failed or not in your eyes own there is one holistic truth being extended forth that continues to this day. The Acid Test thusly I applaud for the sheer transcendent stance taken- in its entirety this generation stood poised before madness and arose with grace, bringing with it conciousness as a whole through heart mind and soul. As we rise forth in the continued transcendent way, it will be these times we progress through, as we extend the greater way- from the Romanticists to the Beats to the Hippies; there is not many but one. All these ways are of a continued manifstation, as we arise to a greater way I fail to articulate. But within this arise greater words, we speak the words and sing the song eternal, as rises through us the ever-perennial the ever-progressive the ever-radiant. We are luminescent through all generations; arise through light or fall to darkness, but there is most definitely a brilliance manifested through and from this. I applaud the generation... I applaud all that was and is and shall continue to be achieved, so cheers for the transcendent cheers for the Acid Tests and for the Grateful Dead! There is a dexterious conciousness ever-transfiugred through and beyond time and if we shall raise our being as whole, from heart mind and soul, it is then we shall extend our perceptions forth and see thusly what all is - and be that . . . This is the direct epitome of higher conciousness at moments, and though at others it is hilarity or serenity, it is a beautiful and well-articulated example of higher conciousness, and is well worth the 5 stars I chose to give it. It is this I hope for all to see, and more
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
November 27, 2011 Subject:
The Acid Tests were...well, in a word, laughable.
This entire experience was a feeble attempt at trying to find higher forms of consciousness in public setting.
When you get a bunch of semi-talented people together (the best and the brightest of the Baby Boomers -- of which I am sadly a member) engaged in activities in which they have little or no talent, you get a hodgepodge of drab dabblings and gibberish.
The only saving grace of the Acid Tests was when the Grateful Dead, or others like the Airplane, got up on stage and tried to lay down a cohesive set. Sure, they took LSD and probably all of them but Pigpen took it that night, but they were all serious musicians and were loathe to just lay their sweaty laundry out to dry. They had been doing it (acid) for about a year and none of the band liked playing while stoned. This fact is not lost on history. You are hearing it now. While most everyone else was zonked out of their gourds, the band was not.
Despite the disjointed ravings of Ken Babbs and other maniacs, the GD try to play some respectable music.
This was my second foray into the phenomenon of the Grateful Dead and Acid Tests. By fortune or misfortune I had stumbled upon their first Acid Test (as the Grateful Dead) at a house near downtown San Jose after a Rolling Stones concert that me and my brother and his frat brothers had unsuccessfully crashed.
Then I kept reading about the Grateful Dead and the Acid Tests in jazz critic Ralph J Gleason's SF Chronicle live music scene column.
About one month later, freshly bestowed with a driver's license and my dad's blessing, I attended this show by myself. What I saw was pretty laughably amateurish. There was little if any program devised for the evening. It was all freeform. But lasting through all the overindulgence of acid-drenched partiers was the Grateful Dead. Really, the anchor of the night.
The Fillmore was completely packed and there was a long line outside to get in. I waited in line and paid my dollar (because I was a "student")
and went inside and saw the best of people trying to make ordinary things look extraordinary, or extraordinary things appear ordinary, and other than the titillation of a few scantly clad buxom beauties, I really couldn't figure out what was going on or what the attraction was. And save for the music I
November 26, 2011 Subject:
The Mothers of the Mothers of Invention!
After hearing this, it brings Frank Zappa's vision on "We're Only In It For The Money" into focus. If you have never heard that Mothers of Invention album, do NOT pass go, do NOT collect $200 until you do. This is the stuff you read about...literally! The cops shutting them down and Weir screeching the Star Spangled Banner from atop a ladder is the stuff of legend..if you haven't read "The Electric Kool=Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe, then back up 20 spaces, fine yourself a couple hundred dollars,get the book and read it IMMEDIATELY. How any music was played coherently is a wonder...requesting donation of brain X and Y for study....please! It's AWESOME! LISTEN NOW.
April 20, 2011 Subject:
Does anyone know where to download it? The music (and the acid's) great, and that banter is just adorable!
March 18, 2010 Subject:
never thought early sixties had anything to offer
i also didnt expect any good music to come out of any of the acid tests. but i was amazed by this show 5 stars bravo!